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Dionne Warwick will play her first shows of the livestream era this spring, courtesy of livestreaming platform Mandolin. With her recent coronation as the Queen of Twitter, Dionne Warwick transcends generations – and now, with Mandolin, she’s taking her digital chops even further with these two shows, scheduled for April 4th and May 9th.
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During the pandemic, Dionne experienced many new ways of communicating with her fanbase and audience either via Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter. The next natural step was to stream Dionne in concert and make it available across the globe. For these two shows, ‘Dionne at Home with You,’ she will take fans on a magical journey through her music, interspersed with songs from her unimpeachable songbook and anecdotes from a lifetime of song.
About Dionne Warwick
For almost 60 years since she declared in song, “Don’t Make Me Over” – her first Top 40 smash – legendary Grammy award winner and Recording Academy hall of fame inductee Dionne Warwick has enjoyed numerous hits that are now pop classics. From the years of recording timeless works from songwriting/producing greats Burt Bacharach/Hal David, enjoying her first number one hit with the Spinners (“Then Came You” ) as well as Arista Records years (“Déjà Vu”, “That’s What Friends Are For”) and beyond, Ms. Warwick’s timeless voice is one that is immediately recognizable. Recently, she’s enjoyed newfound fame as The Queen of Twitter, with her humorous and sometimes pointed Tweets resulting in connecting with many, including Grammy winners Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd –both of whom will be collaborating with Ms. Warwick on a future recording.
Mandolin helps artists and venues create connections with fans and prosper through the music they produce. We intentionally push the boundaries of livestream, giving artists the right tools to create content, share it widely, and then better understand how fans engage. Mandolin gives artists the ability to build a digital strategy, all while giving fans unprecedented access to the artists they love. To learn more about how Mandolin is bringing live music back to the stage, visit mandolin.com or Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Podcast Series, Written and Hosted by ABC News’ Steve Osunsami, Debuts on Tuesday, April 6
On Tuesday, April 6 ABC Audio will debut the first episode of its new podcast, “Soul of a Nation: Tulsa’s Buried Truth,”written and hosted by ABC News Senior National Correspondent Steve Osunsami. One of the most brutal and rarely discussed racially motivated attacks in American history occurred in 1921 when a violent white mob descended on a prosperous Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Black Wall Street. In less than 24 hours they destroyed and terrorized the neighborhood, killing as many as 300 Black Americans. The collective memory of the massacre was buried by a culture of silence and many victims’ bodies were never found. But now one century later, the possibility of mass graves buried beneath Tulsa has led to a renewed search for answers. Featuring archival audio accounts from witnesses and interviews with historians, “Tulsa’s Buried Truth” brings listeners through the painful history and into the modern-day quest for closure and healing.
“Soul of a Nation: Tulsa’s Buried Truth” also features “The View” Co-host Sunny Hostin and is available for free on major listening platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and the ABC News app, with new episodes posting Tuesdays.
The first podcast episode posts the same day as the finale of the historic primetime newsmagazine “Soul of a Nation,” which includes reporting by Osunsami on the massacre. “Soul of a Nation” airs Tuesday, April 6 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
The podcast is produced by the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio. Cindy Galli is chief of investigative projects, and Liz Alesse and Eric Johnson are executive producers for ABC Audio.
About ABC Audio:
With distribution to over 1,900 radio stations and digital distributors, ABC Audio is the premier source for audio news, entertainment and music format services in the United States. ABC Audio syndicates ABC News Radio, where more Americans get their radio news than any other commercial broadcaster. ABC Audio includes Air Power, station services with format-specific music content, entertainment and news; ABC Digital, publisher of news, entertainment, lifestyle and music format-specific stories updated 24/7; and syndicated music and talk programming brands. ABC Audio also produces world-class on-demand content, including ABC News’ flagship daily podcast “Start Here” and the international chart-topping hit “The Dropout.”
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Official #SaintsAndSinners Season 5 Trailer
Bounce released the official trailer and key art for the fifth drama series “Saints & Sinners,” which is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas & Ron Robinson (Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Tales, Pride & Prejudice). Nigel Campbell serves as the showrunner/executive producer of the series and Saints & Sinners: Judgment Day film, which he also wrote.
OVERVIEW: Lady Ella is in for the ride of her life when Victor Thompson comes to town seeking revenge for his son’s killer and reveals a long-kept secret.
CAST: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Donna Biscoe, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Karlie Redd, David Banner, Keith Robinson, Christian Keyes, JD Williams, Dawn Halfkenny, KeKe Wyatt, and Gregory Alan Williams.
ABOUT BOUNCE: Bounce features a mix of original series, movies and specials, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, live sports and events with programming seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-air, over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce and Brown Sugar are both a part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).
NEW YORK (March 30, 2021) — The National Urban League today announced a comprehensive strategy for leveraging the tools of the information economy to create a more equitable and inclusive society. The Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion addresses gaps in access to broadband access that prevent some segments of the population from benefiting from the digital economy, which results in financial and educational inequalities.
“Now, more than ever, we need broadband access in every community across the nation,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. “The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the vast inequality in access to reliable broadband for students learning remotely and employees working from home. Gaps in broadband means that students fall behind their peers and small businesses fall behind their competitors—especially in communities of color.”
The Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion will work towards deploying broadband networks everywhere in the country; connecting every household to broadband networks; effectively utilizing the networks to improve delivery of essential services; and creating new opportunities for underserved communities to participate in the growth of the digital economy.
Specifically, the Plan provides recommendations on addressing multiple key areas:
The Availability Gap: Millions of American homes and businesses are unable to connect to a home broadband internet connection because service is not available in their communities. Lack of an available in-home broadband connection prevents these communities from being able to fully participate in the economy, obtain education and health services, train, search, and apply for a job, and otherwise participate in society.
The Adoption Gap: Even among those Americans for whom a broadband internet connection is available, there are still tens of millions who have not subscribed to a broadband service in their homes.
The Affordability Gap: For millions of Americans who do not subscribe to broadband, the cost of service remains a significant obstacle to adoption for many communities.
The Access to Economic Opportunity and Participation Gap: The digital economy has created the greatest opportunity for wealth accumulation in history, but those opportunities are not being equitably distributed throughout society. The Utilization Gap: The full range of uses of broadband is not being leveraged to its fullest extent in regards to how we provide essential services, especially in the areas of workforce development, healthcare, and education.
The Plan was inspired by Lewis Howard Latimer, a 19th-century draftsman, soldier, scientist, and researcher whose parents were born into slavery. He worked with Alexander Graham Bell on the development of telephones and Thomas Edison on electric lighting. Unfortunately, while Latimer was a key contributor to Edison’s and Bell’s seminal wealth-creating inventions, he had no ownership stake in the vast businesses they spawned. That legacy must end now.
Under the Plan, the FCC would reexamine network performance standards, pinpoint areas without any broadband network, eliminate restrictions that disqualify providers who could deliver service quickly and efficiently, and allocate subsidies necessary to close the Availability Gap.
The Plan calls on the Department of Commerce and the FCC to collect information that allows the government and the public to understand and evaluate how the private sector is improving diversity, equity, and inclusion. It also recommends establishing a federal Office of Digital Equity to coordinate training and restructuring the FCC’s Lifeline Program, which subsidizes communication services for low-income households.
“Millions of Americans enjoy the access to information, entertainment and commerce that broadband provides,” said Blair Levin, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. “But the unfortunate reality is that communities that lack access to broadband are the ones who could benefit from it the most. Our leaders need to step up and address the gaps that are holding back large segments of the population.”
The full Plan can be found here.
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. The National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its 90 local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people annually nationwide. Visit www.nul.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @NatUrbanLeague.
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